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Copland, Aaron, US-amerikanischer Komponist und Dirigent (1900-1990)
3 eigenh. Briefe mit Unterschrift.
Bernardsville, 1945. 4to. 6 pp. An eine Bekannte ?Drew? in Italien mit Erwähnungen über Wladimir Horowitz, Serge Koussevitzky, Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten und Martha Graham. 10. Mai 1945: ?[?] I've been meaning to write you to congratulate you on winning the War in Italy! Now what happens? [?] I gave the Professor's greetings to [Serge] Koussevitzky the day it arrived. By chance we met at the Soviet Consulate where [Vladimir] Horowitz was playing Prokofieff's 8th Piano Sonata for a hand-picked audience. Kouss was obviously delighted to have word of his old friend. ?For a while I thought I was going to be in Paris this spring. The O[ffice of] W[ar] I[nformation] had plans for a major American music festival in June, and I was asked to go as musical ambassador with Lenny Bernstein to do the conducting. It all fell through at the last moment [?] ?[?] I'm still working on my Symphony [No. 3] which didn't progress much during the hectic winter months in N.Y. [?] On the side I've been preparing a Suite from the ballet I wrote for Martha Graham. She called it 'Appalachian Spring' after a poem of Hart Crane. Only 2 days ago it won me a Pulitzer Prize. Isn't that nice? [?]? 28. Dezember 1945: ?[?] I've been made ass't director of the Berkshire Music Center up in Stockbridge. [?] ?I've been reading lots of Henry James recently--and there are large chunks of Italy in his work. Tell me a little more in detail what life is like over there.? 18 February 1946: ?[?] I have a house and a Swedish lady cook out here and am still fussing with the Symphony. [?] In July I go to the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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